Anuj Bhutani is quickly emerging as a versatile composer for the concert stage, dance, and film. In 2020 alone, he won 1st prize in Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble’s Emerging Composer Competition, and held fellowships at Nick Photinos’ string workshop “1:2:1”, Arts, Letters & Numbers, and The Walden School. His work was also selected for the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, SCI National Conference, SCI Student Mixtape, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Electric LaTex Festival. In 2019, he was commissioned by Inversion Ensemble as part of Carlos Corderos’ inaugural Happy Composer Commissioning Project. He is currently scoring his first independent feature film “Addict Named Hal”, directed by Lane Michael Stanley. As a choral singer himself, he performed under the baton of Eric Whitacre at DCINY’s “The Music of Eric Whitacre” at Carnegie Hall in 2018.
He is pursuing bachelor’s degrees in both composition and music theory at the University of North Texas. He received an Undergraduate Research fellowship (2019-2020) to write about musical process/glitch in the work of David Lang under the guidance of Dr. David-Bard Schwarz. He also serves as the Undergraduate Vice President of UNT Composer’s Forum. His primary composition teachers have included Andrew May, Sungji Hong, Drew Schnurr, and UNT Composer-in-Residence Bruce Broughton. He also holds a BA in Psychology from UT Austin, where he graduated with High Honors and a Presidential scholarship in 2015.